If I should ever leave you whom I love,
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
and when you hear a song or see a bird
I loved, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad… For I am loving you just as I always have…
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do - so many things to say to you…
Remember that I did not fear… It was
Just leaving you that was so hard to face…
We cannot see Beyond…
But this I know:
I loved you so - twas heaven here with you.
Isla Paschal Richardson